Wednesday, April 19, 2006

My 10 Simple Pleasures

I was visiting some of my blogger friends earlier, kind of kicking around some thoughts about what to post tonight, and I visited Jeana. You remember from my last post that she has a cool new template, and a new address as well? She was tagged to do another meme, this time it's 10 Simple Pleasures. Hmmmmm......Okay, I think I can do that.


(In no particular order)

1. Warm cookies fresh from the oven with a big glass of ice cold milk.

2. Holding a sleeping baby. Freebie: Also, the scent of a clean baby.

3. Having all the doors locked for the night, with my daughter and husband and
me safely inside for the night.

4. Being freshly shaved and showered, and getting into a freshly made bed, made with sun-dried linens.

5. Falling snow, and new snow with no tracks or marks on it.

6. Holding a purring cat in my lap.

7. Someone telling me, "I Love You," and knowing they sincerely mean it.
Especially my hubby, daughter and other family. :-) And, telling them the same, and having them know I mean it from the bottom of my heart. :-)

8. Sitting down and looking at my clean house. (It happens so rarely, I never tire of seeing it. Really.)

9. The joy and peace of lying down to sleep at night, knowing I am safe in the arms of my loving, forgiving

Opening a new can of ground Columbian coffee, and inhaling the de-larripin' coffee-licious aroma. Mmmmm.............Good.

Bonus: YOU. Yes, YOU, over there, still in your gown and housecoat that you wouldn't be seen dead in out in public, but it's the most comfortable outfit you own. And YOU, the one in the old t-shirt and sweats with the cranky baby on your hip, blogging with your right hand as you jiggle the baby with your left. And I could never forget YOU there, the one with all those problems and troubles of your own, but you take the time to leave comments on all the new blogs, the ones who are struggling with Spiritual battles, the ones who need a word of encouragement. And then there's YOU, you who finds humor in everyday things, and helps us to laugh at ourselves.

Did you find yourself in any of those descriptions? Because you're there, blogger friends, I know you are. And I appreciate you, every one. :-)

Regarding the photos, the first one is me and Jessica, in early September 1988. She is 10 months old here.
Notice the old housecoat? LOL :-) Ah, the peace and contentment of a sleeping baby. *Sigh*.............
The second one is Candy, my 13 year old Siamese mixed kitty. You can't really tell from the photo, but she is on a pillow on my lap, and I took the picture. She is getting to be an old lady, and I am dreading having to give her up. She's like a member of the family. *Sniff.......Sigh*..............


Just FYI, I am sitting here blogging away in an old housedress and house shoes, my usual blogging uniform. ;-)
Just for fun, if you'd like, leave me a comment telling me what you're wearing when you read this. I'll bet it'll be fun, and no cheating. ;-) If you have on a polyester lounge suit and platform shoes, you'd best 'fess up, LOL. :-)

That's about all I have for this post. Anybody else who'd like to participate, feel free to put a link in my comments. This one served 2 purposes---It gave me something to post, and it helped me count some of my many blessings. Hope everyone has a Wonderful Wednesday. :-)


Sue said...

I loved your list! I also have a kitty who is my companion while I blog. I never mind doing memes either!
OK, so here's what I have on: blue & white striped polo shirt, blue jeans, shoes & sox! (It's 7:10 am here!)

Praying for your Prodigal said...

Loved your list! Love visting you!

Bummer--I just showered and got ready for the day--I'm a little slow on the up take...I am back in Orlando (one hour time difference) and am suppose to be here to help my son get organized in his new apt. However, my blog-addiction has taken over..and in the quiet of my hotel room...I seemed to have lost all track of time! I think we should all escape to the privacy of a hotel room--the creative juices just flow! But--how lonely we would be without our babies...our grandbabies....our kitties!



Johnny said...

ok here's what I got on. faded out blue jeans an old pair of tennis shoes and a blue "z" t-shirt. no hat cause I'm in the My everyday

Mike Goodwin said...

Very nice list Diane. It sounds like a good life that you live. As far as what I am wearing? Shamefully, the same shirt that I wore in that pic I took yesterday for my blog. I got up briefly to get Anthony off to school, went back to bed, and just got up about 20 minutes ago. I just have to sleep in when the moment presents itself. I have to get up at 5 the other 5 days of the week, so I enjoy it when I can. I do have clean shorts on, though. :-)

Connie and Rob said...

This was a very nice list. I have a little tri-color cocker spaniel who sits at my feet while blogging. She can even tell by the sounds of the computer when it is time to get up and leave.

Outfit for today is my comfy purple robe but no shoes. My mother would have a fit. She never understood how I can go barefoot so

It is a joy reading your blog. You always seem to make me smile either on my face or in my heart.

Take care,

Diane said...

Thanks for visiting, and for sharing your "attire", ;).

Thanks for taking time out to visit me, and good luck helping get your son's apt. organized. Come back soon. :-)

You know me, I almost ALWAYS have on one of my housedresses, unless I'm going to town or church. I guess that's my "official uniform". LOL :)

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing, especially about the clean underwear, LOL. ;-)
I know what you mean about the sleep. Doesn't matter when I get it, but I (and everyone around me!) need at least 8 hours sleep every day. I may go to sleep and get up at any time, you never know with me. :)

I like to go barefoot, too. I wear house shoes a lot because my feet get cold. :)
And I'm really touched by your remark, "You always seem to make me smile either on my face or in my heart." How sweet! Thank you so much. :)

"The Glenifer" said...

Hi Diane,
This is the weatherman's sister, Jennifer. I loved your list.
Wearing right now: snowflake-themed flannel P.J. pants, t-shirt, barefoot, frizzy hair.:)

Diane said...

Hi, Jennifer,
Welcome, and thanks for the visit and the kind words.
I ALWAYS have frizzy hair, LOL. :-)
I have a different housedress and houseshoes. :-)

I really enjoy visiting your blog. Love your doggies and kitties. ;-)

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing your list. We share some of the same pleasures. Right now, I have on denim shorts and a pink tank top, no shoes--a comfy outfit for after-work evenings.

Diane said...

Thanks for visiting. :)

I just came in from revival at church, and I have on a pink blouse, jeans and moccasins. :)

Naturegirl said...

LOVE your list!I too have many blessings on my list.My 2 cats fill me with joy.My garden feeds my soul.Right now I have my pink pyjamas on I sometimes have "pyjama day" where I keep them all day and just cocoon and read, listen to music,all the things that soothe my spirit!

Diane said...

Nature girl,
Thank you for your kind words, and thanks for visiting. :)